Talking Horses: Tuesday’s best bets for Southwell, Sedgefield and Lingfield

Why Southwell’s Fibresand is a great track for specialists and Gatillo is worth a look in the amateurs’ race on Tuesday’s card

An eight-race card on the Fibresand at Southwell may not everyone’s idea of fun when the jumps season is in full stride and Newbury’s big pre-Christmas meeting is only a few days away. But I yield to no one in my affection for the track, and a conversation with the excellent apprentice jockey Shelley Birkett yesterday – she happened to be sitting next to me at the Ladbrokes Trophy lunch – only added to it.

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